An Evangelical-TERF Alliance Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

The conservative evangelical magazine, WORLD, is ecstatic. "Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender restroom policies," a headline declared last week. The debate about transgender restroom access has forged unlikely allies. Last month, the conservative Family Policy Alliance (FPA) and the self-described “radical feminist” Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), co-filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing efforts to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their perceived gen … [Read more...]


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Pregnant Women Are Hosts: New Terminology, Same Old Argument

Rep. Justin Humphrey, an Oklahoma lawmaker, has introduced a bill that would require a woman to get written permission from her sexual partner before obtaining an abortion. And there's more. At first, Humphrey said that the original intention of the bill was to ensure that fathers are involved in supporting a child from conception. “I was wanting fathers to have to pay child support at the beginning,” he said, but that specific language was excised from the bill.Ultimately, he said, his inte … [Read more...]


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The Danger of the “Wayward Woman” of Proverbs

I grew up in an evangelical home. For a while my mother read Proverbs to us each morning on repeat, reading the chapter that aligned with the day of the month and starting over again each new month. I remember the "wayward woman" verses.There are a lot of "wayward woman" verses. Proverbs chapter 57 Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. 8 Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, 9 Or you will give your vigor to others … [Read more...]


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Correcting Assorted Conservative Misinformation

As the week ends, I wanted to touch on two pieces of news I saw earlier in the week but didn't have the time to respond to at the time. I'll combine them here and respond to both, as the two relate to similar topics. The first piece I want to address is this Facebook status by Chris McDaniel, a state senator in Mississippi:Text is as follows: So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn't be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there's a c … [Read more...]


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Woman Senator Mistaken for Random Selfie-Taker

Just run for office, they said. Stop whining, get elected, make change. But even when women get elected, even when they work to bring change, some things don't change. Check out this image and caption, by way of example:Getty Images published this picture with the caption "A woman takes a selfie with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) (R) on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC." The image was quickly shared on Facebook and even the … [Read more...]


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Thank the ACA, Not Restrictions, for Abortion Decline

The number of abortions performed in the U.S. is falling. Anti-abortion groups are moving quickly to take credit for these declines. According to World Magazine: Pro-life leaders attribute the overall decline in abortions to an increase in pro-life legislation and changing hearts.“One element that may not be getting its due is the increasing sense among Americans that abortion is no real solution for mothers, for their babies, or for society in general,” National Right to Life’s Randall O’Ba … [Read more...]


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Why is Kylo Ren the Center of Episode VII Merchandise?

I recently came upon these shirts in the boys' clothing section at Walmart:The shirts both feature Kylo Ren, the primary villain of Star Wars Episode VII: A Force Awakens. I found myself suddenly curious. The heroes of Episode VII---the good guys---were Rey, a young white woman, and Finn, a young black man. But if you go to the Walmart website and google "Star Wars A Force Awakens shirt" there are half a dozen shirts prominently featuring Kylo Ren for every one shirt even picturing Finn. … [Read more...]


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